Friday, May 15, 2015

Dad charged with 1st-degree murder in death of 22-day-old son (Burlington, Iowa)

Dad is identified as RANDALL PAYNE. No mention of a mother in the home.

Father charged after extensive investigation into baby's death

Published 3:40 PM CDT May 14, 2015

BURLINGTON, Iowa —A father was arrested and charged Thursday in the death of his 22-day-old son last year.

Des Moines County Sheriff Mike Johnstone said Randall Payne, 23, was charged with first-degree murder, felony child endangerment and multiple acts of child endangerment.

Authorities said Carter Payne died on Nov. 9 at his home in Burlington.

Authorities said the father was charged after an extensive investigation.

Payne is being held in the Des Moines County Jail pending bail of $1 million.

His next court appearance is scheduled for May 14.